Over a billion messages are sent daily by users on WhatsApp. Many of them are irrelevant and comprise of silly good morning, good night messages accompanied by a similarly irrelevant media file. These media files end up being downloaded automatically on your phone and occupy storage space.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp added stickers support to its platform. By default, WhatsApp has also added some of its own set of stickers, though it is also allowing developers and designers to release their own sticker packs. So, this means that one can add their own custom sticker packs to WhatsApp. The catch? The process is slightly more complicated than it should be and since sticker support was only just introduced, the marketplace is kind of empty.
WhatsApp has entered into a partnership with Google that will ensure all WhatsApp chat backups are not counted against Google Drive storage quota. With WhatsApp soaring in popularity in many parts of the world, the chat backup size has also increased exponentially for many users especially when one starts backing up their media files to Drive as well.
WhatsApp is built such that it works only with a phone number. This means you need to have active SIM card inside your phone which is verified by WhatsApp to use the messaging.
Back in September last year, WhatsApp announced the arrival of a standalone business app, testing out the service with a handful of merchants. Well, it’s here now, known as WhatsApp Business. This app helps businesses connect with customers in a more effective and efficient manner. This app is only available on Android for now and is expected to be launched on iOS soon.
A number of Xiaomi device owners are reporting that WhatsApp has suddenly stopped working for them. Opening the popular messaging client is showing an error that the installed version of WhatsApp is obsolete and urges users to head over to the Play Store to install the latest update of the app.
AndroidBeat Daily Brief (Sep 26, 2017): Google Extends Security Patch Timeline for Nexus 5X/6P, WhatsApp Banned in China
Welcome to another edition of AndroidBeat’s Daily Briefing where we highlight all the latest happenings in the Android world. Today, we talk about Google extending the security patch update timeline for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, new GPS chips coming to phones in 2018, and WhatsApp being banned in China.
After rolling out colored text status updates to Facebook in March, the social networking giant has now made the same feature available on WhatsApp as well. This means that you can now post text status updates on WhatsApp in any background and text color that you’d like.
WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging clients in the world today. If you have a friend or an acquaintance, the chances are that he/she probably uses this Facebook-owned IM service to communicate.
If a new leak is to be believed, WhatsApp is bringing support for YouTube video playback directly in the user’s conversation window. This basically allows users to watch a video without having to leave the app. In its current form, opening a YouTube URL redirects users to the standalone YouTube app on their mobile devices.